YOTEL’s sustainable Amsterdam Noord to open early November

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Netherlands: On Monday 4 November, YOTEL will open its first hotel in mainland Europe at the epicentre of Buiksloterham neighbourhood on the banks of Tolhuis Canal.

The 202 rooms will be equipped with signature YOTEL features such as the adjustable SmartBed, cool action gel memory foam mattresses, amenities from Urban Skincare, rain showers, mood lighting, HD Smart TV's, and more.

The hotel's social space, KOMYUNITI, will run a programme of neighbourhood events such as yoga and running clubs, along with film screenings at its outdoor cinema. 

The restaurant and bar will serve a menu of small and large plates, sharing platters and snacks, made from ingredients sourced from local partners. Coffee will be seasonally selected by speciality roaster, Workshop Coffee.

Additional facilities include an airline-style self-service kiosks, a 24-hour gym, bicycle and e-bike rental, and space for mooring boats.

"Amsterdam Noord is a thriving cultural hub offering global travellers an exciting opportunity to discover an alternative side of the city," commented Hubert Viriot, CEO at YOTEL. "With super easy access to the centre of town and an array of cool businesses right on our doorstep, it made perfect sense for us to open here. YOTEL is not like anything else in town and we hope our guests enjoy what we have to offer".

The property was developed by Being Development and designed by Studioninedots. Sustainable features include a unique water system that collects, stores, filters and recycles water. The hotel also utilises energy saving LED lighting and sensors to ensure power is switched off when not in use. Electric vehicles are able to be charged using one of the hotel's 10 charging points.

General manager, Joy Maroulas, said: "We're planning to shake up the scene in Noord, offering a stylish place to work and play. We are extremely proud that our building and our sustainability initiatives will also have a positive impact on the environment".

YOTEL Amsterdam Noord marks the second city centre YOTEL in Europe, following the opening of YOTEL Edinburgh New Town in July.

YOTEL Porto, Glasgow and London are slated to open early 2020 as part of the brand's global expansion plans.

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